July 7, 2016

A poem by Michael Marrotti: "One Of Life's Lessons"

Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When he's not writing, he's volunteering at the Light Of Life homeless shelter on a weekly basis. If you appreciate the man's work, please check out his blog:www.thoughtsofapoeticmind.blogspot.com for his latest poetry and short stories.



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"One Of Life's Lessons"

It's hard to forgive
when there's no
qualifications
Church is out
I lack the
Christian value
system
It's hard to speak
with candor
In a world
of delusions
When my true
thoughts have been
denounced
Popularity through
propaganda
It's hard to be free
in a paradoxical
greedy country
that condemns us
to the servitude
of the monetary
system
It's hard to walk
the streets
being myself
When its
unorthodox and
conveys public
protest amongst
the biased
and faithless
It's hard to suppress
this enmity and rage
I contribute to the
persecution from
the opposition
When I know
what they merit
is a full serving
of brutality
But I've come to
learn one of life's
most valuable
lessons
True power isn't a gun
A managerial decision
A suicidal bomber
Or a judge and the jury
True power is self control
To renounce that is to
capitulate your freedom

~Michael Marrotti

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